Devin McCourty On Jarrett Stidham: “I Love His Poise”

After 20 years of Tom Brady, the Patriots will have a new quarterback in 2020.

2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham is QB1 on the roster right now in New England and teammate Devin McCourty thinks Stidham is ready for the job.

“To me, the best thing for Stiddy was that he had to go against our defense every week. He didn’t have it easy,” McCourty said, via ESPN, on his “Double Coverage” podcast with twin brother Jason McCourty. “I love his poise. I would be faking a blitz sometimes and we’d make eye contact and he’d just start smiling and laughing.

“To me, there were weeks where he was just on-point. And those were some of our best weeks as a defense, mainly because Stiddy ate us up in practice leading up to the game, and I think put more pressure on us. So I really admire just how hard he works, and then I’ve got to know him off the field as well. He’s a really good guy. Young guy, but very mature. He’s married. I think the Stidham’s are going to be in New England for a long time.”

The Patriots have three quarterbacks on their roster: Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler. 

Plenty of veteran quarterbacks remain available, including Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco. The Patriots can also add another quarterback in the draft as they have 12 draft picks in this year’s draft.


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